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At Theaters: 5/6/2005 On Video: 10/11/2005
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 25 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449924
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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A common man finds himself thrust into a decades-long war. A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood. Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from overwhelming forces – while striving to keep a fragile peace.
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Adventure - This is a violent historical war epic, but the tone is more of a serious drama than an action film. There are many battle scenes and explosions and such, but the intent seems less to excite than to inform.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Orlando Bloom TROY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Eva Green THE DREAMERS
Jeremy Irons THE TIME MACHINE, THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
David Thewlis SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET
Brendan Gleeson 28 DAYS LATER, DARK BLUE, HARRISON'S FLOWERS
Marton Csokas XXX
Liam Neeson KINSEY, K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, GUN SHY
Director: Ridley Scott MATCHSTICK MEN, BLACK HAWK DOWN, HANNIBAL
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
From Conception to Production
Wardrobe and Weapons
Seeking History in Spain and Morocco
Recreating Jerusalem
Enhancing Reality and Scoring
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: A couple of miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: Very brief sex.
VIOLENCE: Bloody battles including swordfights, hangings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol drinking.
ACTION: Many large battle scenes, swordfights, chases.
COMEDY: None.
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Very Mixed

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good "Kingdom of Heaven" is unlikely to receive the same kind of Oscar buzz that surrounded Scott's "Gladiator." It's neither as complete nor as rousing an experience. But, compared to "Troy" it's an improvement. "Kingdom of Heaven" may have problems, but it delivers. You may not leave the theater feeling better educated about history or enlightened about the Crusades, but you will leave satisfied that the filmmakers have delivered 145 minutes of exciting, visceral cinema.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good The first thing to be said for Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" is that Scott knows how to direct a historical epic. I might have been kinder to his "Gladiator" had I known that "Troy" and "Alexander" were in my future, but "Kingdom of Heaven" is better than "Gladiator" -- deeper, more thoughtful, more about human motivation and less about action.

USA Today Full Review
Average Orlando Bloom's box office tallies and hunk-meter readings aside, he fails to carry director Ridley Scott's Crusades epic. The movie leans toward the cerebral — an uh-oh right there — despite heavy on-screen blood loss.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 218 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
16
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
17
Very High
88%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
36
Very High
97%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
30
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
59
High
93%
30+Adults (F)
60
High
90%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 218 moviegoer opinions. Teen and twentysomething males thought it was GREAT. The adult male opinions are just a little disappointing. Only a few rated it "Fantastic" and quite a few rated it below "Very Good." Still, about three-quarters rated it "Very Good" or higher which indicates that they enjoyed "Kingdom of Heaven" very much and most of the remaining ones thought it was an OK movie. So, I can recommend "Kingdom of Heaven" to all males, but especially the younger ones.

As for the ladies, most of the teen females thought it was GREAT. The twentysomething and adult female opinions aren't the greatest, but they aren't bad. Just a little better than half enjoyed "Kingdom of Heaven" very much rating it "Very Good" or higher. The problems are that the "Fantastic" opinions are low and there are a significant number of "Good" and "Fair" opinions. This tells me that these ladies thought "Kingdom of Heaven" was a very enjoyable movie for most, but not a movie they really loved or truly disliked. Translation: Go see it. Most of you will enjoy it very much.

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